Among my early childhood memories are Esso items. My father worked for the German branch of the parent company, Exxon, an American oil company. He would often bring home collectible sticker images of wild animals or fish that I could collect in albums published by Esso. From the small Esso man to the Esso tiger, our home hosted a number of company promotional products. Every time we travelled we stopped at Esso gas stations to fill up the tank. In my early mental map, petroleum played a structuring and entertaining role, one quite different from the large refineries where my father worked.
|Publisher||Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE)|
|Media of output||Online|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Jan 2019|
Hein, C. (Author). (2019). Raised on Oil: From childhood memories to research on port city refineries and the global petroleumscape. Web publication/site, Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE). http://niche-canada.org/2019/01/28/raised-on-oil-from-childhood-memories-to-research-on-port-city-refineries-and-the-global-petroleumscape/